I didn’t realise I booked through an Online Travel Agent (OTA), how can I prevent this from happening again?

OTAs often use technology (including bots) to copy the content of airline sites for display on their own website, which makes it difficult for customers to tell if they are booking on the official Ryanair.com website. Unfortunately, there are currently no technical defences available to airlines to block these activities.  However, we have introduced our Ryanair Verified Seal, a branded tick which acts as a simple identifier to customers to guarantee they are booking directly with Ryanair.